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Report’s Polling of Judges Again Consistent With Nation’s Show Ring Panels



Editor's Note: The Judges' Choice Poll was conducted prior to the American Royal Horse Show.
The Judges’ Choice is a credible opinion poll that asked all the current AHSA Large R judges for their opinion on the best overall horses and riders in 2001 in a limited number of categories. The following are the top selections from the judges in the Saddlebred, Hackney, and Roadster divisions.

Saddle Horse Report asked the judges to base their opinions on what they saw from both in and out of the show ring throughout the entire 2001 show season. Thus, the limiting factor of a horse’s performance at one given time was eliminated.

We appreciate the time and care the judges took in making their decisions. The results are interesting and informative. Being selected as a judges’ choice is an honor.

Saddle Horse Report’s
2001 Judges’ Choice
Saddlebred - Hackney - Roadster
Awards

Five-Gaited Stallion Of The Year
ZOVOORBIJ COMMANDER IN CHIEF - unanimous
owner - Sam Webster
trainer - Bill Schoeman, Schoeman Stables

Five-Gaited Gelding Of The Year
CH WILD EYED AND WICKED
owner - Joe and Sally Jackson
trainer - Dena Lopez, Double D Ranch

Five-Gaited Mare of the Year
MY CHANEL
owner- Fox Grape Farms, Inc.
trainer - Jim Koller, Koller Stables

Five-Gaited Four-Year-Old of the Year
TIGERLEE
owner - Walt and Jackie Stred
trainer - Nelson Green, Nelson Green Stables

Five-Gaited Three-Year-Old of the Year
THE ECHO OF THUNDER
owner - High Hickory Farm
trainer - Mike Tunstall, Tunstall Stables

Five-Gaited Two Year-Old of the Year
PLUTO
owner - Chris Nalley
trainer - Rob Tanner, King’s Row Acres

Five-Gaited Ladies Horse of the Year
CALLAWAY'S REGATTA
owner - Michele Macfarlane
trainer - Joel Aguilar, Scripps Miramar Ranch

Amateur Five-Gaited Stallion or Gelding of the Year
CH CALLAWAY'S CRITERION
owner - Nunley Saddlebreds
trainer - Melissa Moore & Jerry Hutson, Sunrise Stables

Amateur Five-Gaited Mare of the Year
w (tie)-CH JAUNTY JANETTE
owner - Vickie Byrd
trainer - Cash Lovell, Cash Lovell Stables
w (tie)-SUCH SWEET MEMORIES
owner - Marion Hutcheson
trainer - Larry Hodge, Kalarama Farm

Five-Gaited Amateur Gentlemen Horse of the Year
CALLAWAY'S WEATHERMAN
owner - High Hickory Farm
trainer - Larry Hodge, Kalarama Farm

Five-Gaited Jr. Exhibitor 14-17 Horse Of The Year
BOO!
owner - Hayne Clifton
trainer - Rob Byers, Premier Stables

Five-Gaited Jr. Exhibitor 13 and Under Horse of the Year
TYLER
owner - Carrie Wooten McLiney
trainer - Todd Miles/Raymond Shively, DeLovely Farm

Five-Gaited 14-17 Pony of the Year
CH BAHIA BELLE
owner - Boston Show Horses
trainer - Dena Lopez, Double D Ranch

Five-Gaited 13 and Under Pony of the Year
I'M MR. BLUE
owner - Will Harris
trainer - Jimmy Robertson, Infinity Stables

Three-Gaited Over 15.2 Horse of the Year
YES IT'S TRUE
owner - Pidgeon Roost Farm
trainer - Sam Stafford, Blythewood Farm

Three-Gaited 15.2 and Under Horse of The Year
HOLLYWOOD EXCELLENCE
owner - Elisabeth Goth
trainer - Larry Hodge, Kalarama Farm

Three-Gaited Four-Year-Old of the Year
PAS DE DEUX
owner - Back Bay Farm
trainer - Bill Shiflet, Lake Prince Farm

Three-Gaited Three-Year-Old of the Year
CALLAWAY'S SUGARPLUM
owner - David Nierenberg
trainer - Debbie Foley, Silver Brook Stables

Three-Gaited Two-Year-Old of the Year
AN HEIR ABOUT HER
owner - Steve Hanes
trainer - Chris Reiser, L'Ambiance

Three-Gaited Ladies Horse of the Year
CH MY FRONT PAGE LADY
owner - Amy Dix Rock
trainer - Rob Byers, Premier Stables

Amateur Three-Gaited Horse of the Year
CH WINTER DAY
owner - Walt and Jackie Stred
trainer - Nelson Green

Three-Gaited Amateur Gentlemen Horse of the Year
CH RENOWNED SC
former owner - Doug Lindstrom
former trainer - Tom Volz, Volz Stables
new owner - Get A Grip & Stuff, Inc.
new trainer - Jamie Bridgewater, Stellar Stables

Three-Gaited Jr. Exhibitor 14-17 Horse of the Year
TIMELESS DRIFTER
owner - Gentrye Houghton
trainer - John Biggins

Three-Gaited Jr. Exhibitor 13 and Under Horse of the Year
CH SERGEANT ROYALTY
owner - Caitlyn Spring
trainer - Jan Lukens

Three-Gaited 14-17 Pony of the Year
SIMBARA'S AUDACITY
owner - Jerry and Terry Dozer
trainer - Todd Miles/Raymond Shively, DeLovely Farm

Three-Gaited 13 and Under Pony of the Year
CH HEIR STYLE
owner - Mallory Greaves
trainer - Bill Waller, Clover Leaf Stables

Open Three-Gaited Park Horse of the Year
98 DEGREES
former owner - Cindy Maloney
new owner - Jean and Chris Nalley
to remain with trainer - Nelson Green, Nelson Green Stables

Amateur Three-Gaited Park Horse of the Year
CH A STEP OF TIME
owner - Luanne Kilday
trainer - Steve Hanks

Junior Three-Gaited Park Horse of the Year
TRIBAL CHIEF
owner - Melissa and Clay Romeiser
trainer - Jerry Hutson and Melissa Moore, Sunrise Stables

Fine Harness Stallion or Gelding of the Year
CALLAWAY'S COPYRIGHT
owner - Fox Grape Farms, Inc.
trainer - John T. Jones, Rosemont Manor

Fine Harness Mare of the Year
KALARAMA'S NEW SENSATION
owner - Guy and Karen Smith
trainer - Hollow Haven

Fine Harness Four-Year-Old of the Year
AH! WHAT A NIGHT
owner - Pidgeon Roost Farm
trainer - Sam Stafford, Blythewood Farm

Fine Harness Three-Year-Old of the Year
IF I HAD A LOVE
owner - Alpha-Sun Stables
trainer - Nelson Green

Fine Harness Two-Year-Old of the Year
SIR WILLIAM ROBERT
owner - Tom Galbreath
trainer - Steve Joyce, Castle Hills Farm

Fine Harness Ladies Horse of the Year
CH BOUTONNIERE
owner - Cismont Manor
trainer - Nelson Green

Fine Harness Amateur Horse of the Year
CH ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS
owner - Alpha-Sun Stables
trainer - Nelson Green

Open Roadster To Bike Horse of the Year
POWER RANGER
owner - Raymond Shively
trainer - DeLovely Farm

Roadster To Bike Amateur Horse of the Year
THE NATURAL
former owner - Dr. Michael Berger
new owner - Kim and Fran Crumpler
trainer - Kim Crumpler, Crumpler Stables

Roadster Under Saddle Horse of the Year
MADD MAXX
owner - Melinda Moore
trainer - Melinda Moore, Arrowhead Farm

Roadster To Wagon Horse of the Year
CATCH ME
owner - Glenmore Farm
trainer - Pres Oder, Pres Oder Stables

Open Roadster Pony of the Year
(tie) - I'VE ARRIVED
owner - Anna Johnson
trainer - Chris Gantley, Winding Creek Farm
(tie) - LAMBORGHINI
owner - Laurel Nelson
trainer - Mitchell Clark

Junior Roadster Pony of the Year
BUCKWHEAT
owner - Josh Greer
trainer - Tom Lowry, Jeff McClean Stables

Amateur Roadster Pony of the Year
SIS
owner - Golden Creek Farms
trainer - Tom Lowry, Jeff McClean Stables

14-17 Jr. Exhibitor Roadster Pony of the Year
HEARTLAND SUNDUST
owner - Devon Garone
trainer - Gary & Marsha Garone, Fairfield South

13 and Under Jr. Exhibitor Roadster Pony of the Year
HAZARD COUNTY
owner - Glenmore Farm
trainer - Gib Marcucci, Gib Marcucci Stables

Under Saddle Roadster Pony of the Year
HEARTLAND MASTERPIECE
owner - Gary Dickherber
trainer - Jimmy Miller, Jimmy Miller Stables

Hackney Pony Stallion or Gelding of the Year
HEARTLAND TRIUMPHANT KING
owner - Mr. and Mrs. Alan R. Robson
trainer - Gib Marcucci

Hackney Pony Mare of the Year
FANCY RIBBONS
owner - Cismont Manor
trainer - John Shea

Junior Hackney Pony Of the Year
HEARTLAND ELISE
Owner - Golden Creek Farms
trainer - Tom Lowry, Jeff McClean Stables

Amateur Hackney Pony of the Year
ROYAL CANADIAN
owner - Glenmore Farm
trainer - Gib Marcucci, Gib Marcucci Stables

Adult Hackney Pleasure Driving Pony of the Year
HEARTLAND SECRET
owner - Darrel Kolkman
trainer - Rich Campbell, Heartland Hackney Farm

Jr. Exhibitor Hackney Pleasure Driving Pony of the Year
KING CREOLE
owner - Scooter Scheurich
trainer - John Shea

Harness Pony Stallion or Gelding of the Year
IMPRESS MY DADDY
owner - Mr. and Mrs. Alan Robson
trainer - Gib Marcucci

Harness Pony Mare of the Year
BALLET
owner - Ed and Karen Frickey
trainer - Randy Harper, Frickey Farms

Junior Harness Pony of the Year
PAR EXCELLENCE
owner - Bent Tree Farm, Ltd.
trainer - Lee Hudson, Bent Tree Farm, Ltd.

Amateur Harness Pony of the Year
HEARTLAND LILAC
owner - Escalade Stables
trainer - Wendy Winstead, Escalade Stables

Adult Five-Gaited Pleasure Horse of the Year
SPRINKLES
owner - Michele Macfarlane
trainer - Joel Aguilar, Scripps Miramar Ranch

Jr. Exhibitor Five-Gaited Pleasure Horse of the Year
THE DENALI
owner - Ainsley Farm
trainer - Billy Jarrell, Ainsley Farm

Adult Three-Gaited Pleasure Horse of the Year
HE WALKS ON WATER
owner - Malissa Shirkey
trainer - John Biggins, Biggins Stables

Jr. Exhibitor Three-Gaited Pleasure 14-17 Horse of the Year
CH IN NEON ERB
owner - Katie Hawley
trainer - Cash Lovell

Jr. Exhibitor Three-Gaited Pleasure 13 and Under Horse of the Year
LAGUARDIA
owner - Mr. and Mrs. Ray Clifton
trainer - Rob Byers

Adult Show Pleasure Driving Horse of the Year
RIVER DANCE
owner - Dr. Randall Finken
trainer - George Knight, George Knight Stables

Jr. Exhibitor Show Pleasure Driving Horse of the Year
CH ADVANTAGE ME
owner - Sarah Asch
trainer - Joy Lazarus, Park Place Stables

Adult Country Pleasure Horse of the Year
FUTURE TREASURE
owner - Ericka Nelson
trainer - Andy & Lynda Freseth, Hollow Haven

Jr. Exhibitor Country Pleasure 14-17 Horse of the Year
UNDULATA'S CLEAN SWEEP
owner - Kerry Honkamp
trainer - Scott & Carol Matton, Knollwood Farm

Jr. Exhibitor Country Pleasure 13 and Under Horse of the Year
WHAT'S MY LINE
owner - Lawrence/Ledford
trainer - Rob & Sarah Byers, Premier Stables

Country Pleasure Driving Horse of the Year
CH MIDTOWN MAN
owner - Toni Nastali
trainer - Bob Griffin

Senior Saddle Seat Equitation 14-17 Rider of the Year
DEVON GARONE
instructor - Gary & Marsha Garone, Fairfield South

Junior Saddle Seat Equitation 11-13 Rider of the Year
BETTY COX
instructor-Lillian Shively, DeLovely Farm

11 and Under Saddle Seat Equitation Rider of the Year
ALEXANDRA FLYNN
instructor-Lillian Shively, DeLovely Farm

10 and Under Saddle Seat Equitation Rider of the Year
JARED HILL
instructor-Michael Craghead, Diamond Hills

10 and Under Walk and Trot Equitation Rider of the Year
RACHEL MACHAMER
instructor-Bill & Lisa Waller, Clover Leaf Stable

8 and Under Walk and Trot Equitation Rider of the Year
BRITTANY MCGINNIS
instructor-Lillian Shively, DeLovely Farm

Adult Saddle Seat Equitation Rider of the Year
ANDREA PERRY
instructor-Lillian Shively, DeLovely Farm

Pleasure Equitation Rider of the Year
MEG ALLEN
instructor-Tammy DeVore

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